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Sean Monahan
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So I've been hearing and reading a lot of good things about Bioshock:Infinite, and I think I want to play it. However, I haven't played the first two. Can anyone suggest whether I should play them? Or is there story there that I need to be familiar with?
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Infinite stands alone just fine. I recommend playing both of the other games, but just because they are great games, not because you'll be confused on any plot points..
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I will give Levine this; he's great at creating games you don't want to be spoiled on
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First one gave me nightmares.
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You're right, the first one is great for that. Much of it, to be fair, is likely because of the style of enemies. Gradually, genetically mutilated and empowered pheromone-controlled addicts are a scarier proposition than empowered, angry dubiously sane xenophobic racists.

Since the first one came with my copy of Infinite, I decided to give it a whirl and see how it holds up. It's been long enough that it's like a great old movie you haven't seen in years.

Having played the two in succession (reverse, in a sense, heh) I can uncomfortably say that the first one is definitely quite a bit scarier than Infinite. I usually have a pretty good memory, even after years, of where the 'gotcha!' moments are and some of them still get me.

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I am a stone cold killer with a steady hand. And a wrench.
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Infinite is remarkable. I loved every minute of it and I was really sad when it was over. Luckily, there are three story-drive DLC packs coming. I hope they're as good as the main game.

Because I enjoyed this one so much, I'm replaying the first again. I also never played Bioshock 2, so I went out and bought it. Here's hoping it's as good as the others.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rakeesh:
Having played the two in succession (reverse, in a sense, heh) I can uncomfortably say that the first one is definitely quite a bit scarier than Infinite. I usually have a pretty good memory, even after years, of where the 'gotcha!' moments are and some of them still get me.

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